Easy to cook and low calorie, spinach is an effective food-diet, also rich in essential nutrients for health.
With broccoli, they represent our culinary childhood nightmares. Spinach does not enjoy a good reputation among toddlers, despite the promise of becoming "as strong as Popeye." This is unfortunate, because the list of nutritional benefits of this plant is endless.
Potassium, magnesium, vitamins K, A, B1, B2, B6, E, C, calcium, iron, protein, zinc, fiber ... and so on. All of these minerals and vitamins contain excellent properties for the body. Low in calories and easy to cook, spinach are allies of a balanced diet, said the US website LiveScience. So do not hesitate to incorporate some leaves, fresh or cooked, in salads, soups and favorite pasta.
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For bone health
Vitamin K, magnesium, potassium and calcium present in spinach leaves are essential to maintain bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. By cons, calcium, spinach is a bit difficult to absorb. Be sure to also consume dairy products to be sure to protect your bones. How about, for example, add diced mozzarella to your warm spinach?
To reduce the risk of asthma
The risk of developing asthma are lower in people who often eat certain foods rich in beta-carotene, including spinach. The symptoms are also reduced.
To fight against anemia
Spinach is not as full of iron as black pudding or calf's liver, but they contribute. If you suffer from a lack of red blood cells, commonly called anemia, remember to eat spinach regularly.
For its anticancer properties
Spinach contains a unique anti-cancer agent, with an unpronounceable name, other fruits and vegetables do not contain, the site says LiveScience. Among other things, various essential trace elements, anti-inflammatories and antioxidants involved in the prevention against cancer.
To help diabetics
Some antioxidant nutrients found in spinach also help to lower the level of sugar in the blood and increase insulin sensitivity in diabetics.
For skin and shining hair
To make your hair shine and have a healthy skin, nothing better than a good plate of spinach time to time. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient in sebum production and the renewal of cells, including those of the skin and hair.
For a healthy heart
A high intake of potassium has been associated with reduced risk of heart attack, lower high blood pressure and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Spinach are rich, as in vitamin K, which helps fight against blood clotting.
To keep intact view
Spinach is a good source of carotenoids and zeaxanthin, pigments that help fight against macular degeneration and cataracts against.